It’s not uncommon to see Chinese people splurging out on extravagant weddings and flashy jewelry, but what is this?
Observe: an empty glass bottle; something worthless, useful only for causing grievous bodily harm during a drunken brawl. Right?
Shards of broken glass? Only thing missing is the blood, the tissue, and the evidence bag. But what this guy does with this piece of glass is astounding. A true testament to the saying: “From rags to riches.”
This amazing piece of craftsmanship has gone viral on Chinese social media, with nearly 100,000 likes on Weibo in just one day. Many netizens saw it is as low cost alternative to spending boatloads of cash on a diamond ring — which might even manage to fool their significant other.
“It seems that [for weddings] women don’t only need to look beautiful, they also need to learn gemstone identification,” one netizen commented.
“Why does my diamond ring smell like beer?” joked another.
Still, there are at least some Chinese women out there who wouldn’t mind receiving a DIY wedding ring: “If my husband had made a ring like this for me, even with no diamond, I still would have married him. I think that something you make yourself is even more precious than a diamond.”
By Christopher Shi
[Images via Weibo]